Governor Nyako’s Impeachment: Bad Omen for Nigeria

Impeachment of a governor or president is a constutional and civilized way to send a powerful message to sitting governors and presidents who violate their oath of office or engage in gross misconduct while in office. Impeachment is a good way for democracy to cleanse itself. However, more harm than good will be done to …

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A Look at The National Conference Proposals

The national conference which has few more weeks to go before winding down has adopted series of resolutions. Some of the resolutions and proposal has been good and some are terrible. The larger question is the constitutional basis for this gathering and how their proposals will make their way into Nigeria constitution. However, it is …

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Adieu Professor Dora Akunyili: A True Nigerian Patriot

“Nigeria has lost one of her honorable and illustrious son or daughter” is a statement Nigerians often hear whenever a prominent person passes away. It has become a cliché that has lost it true meaning. Even people who looted government treasury or stole their way to prominence are held in high esteem. It is a …

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Alternative to The Current Nigeria Security Structure

Insecurity is currently the most serious issue confronting Nigeria. It has been so for couple of years, but the dramatic kidnapping of over 230 Chibok girls from their school has focused world attention on the dreadful security situation in the northeastern part of the Nigeria. So far the girls has not returned to their families …

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Boko Haram: Odyssey of The Brutal Organization

Boko Haram is a criminal, evil and a sadistic organization masquerading as a religious sect. I have been following the activities of this organization for many years, and glad that finally, the world is now paying attention to the brutal and sadistic acts of this bloodthirsty organization. It is an organization that has encountered bumps …

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Rebasing of Nigeria GDP

Nigeria is now the largest economy in Africa after rebasing it’s gross domestic product(GDP). Reabasing is usually done every 5 years but Nigeria waited 24 years to do theirs, probabaly due to strategic reasons. It appears Nigeria officials wanted to get some debt forgiveness from Western countries and pay off it debt before embarking on …

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Upcoming National Conference

  The national conference slated to hold soon in Nigeria is been billed as a much needed  panacea for Nigeria problems.  Nigeria imminent transformation after the conference is already assured going by the outsized expectation from this conference.  Nigerians have written and practiced parliamentary and presidential system of government since 1960 when the British lowered …

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Exit of Bamanga Tukur and 2015 Election

Bamanga Tukur finally threw in the towel as the national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  It is not clear if he voluntarily resigned or was forced out.  What is clear so far is that he is no longer the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the largest political party in Nigeria.   …

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Optimism and Concerns for Nigeria in 2014

  There has been endless deluge of bad news about governance in Nigeria from federal to local government level.  Some of the pessimism is well deserved but they appear to be some bright spots in Nigeria political and economic landscape. However more work is needed to accelerate this development.  Nigeria is a country endowed with abundant natural …

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PDP Should Cut their Losses and Move On

  The naivete of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) top officials with regard to their erstwhile faction, new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) is surprising considering the fact that they are suppose to be political pros schooled in the art of political brinkmanship.  5 out of the 7 nPDP governors finally defected to All Progressive Congress …

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